Fonds MS-2-662 - Susan Kerslake fonds

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Susan Kerslake fonds

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  • [after 1943], February 28, 1961 – January 31, 1994 (Creation)

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50 cm of textual records (3 boxes). - 4 books. - 5 photographs.

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Susan Kerslake was born in Chicago, Illinois on April 20, 1943, and lived in Evanston, Illinois until she was 23 years old. She immigrated to Halifax, Canada in 1966, after attending the University of Montana and Beliot College in Wisconsin. Her published novels or collections of short stories include Middlewatch (1976), Penumbra (1984), The Book of Fears (1984), Blind Date (1989), and Seasoning Fever (2002). Kerslake was a shortlisted nominee for the Books in Canada First Novel Award for Middlewatch in 1976. In 1984, she was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award for English-language fiction for The Book of Fears. Her work has also appeared in publications such as The Fiddlehead, Canadian Fiction Magazine, Grain, and The Antigonish Review.

Kerslake's additional work has included time at the Killam Memorial Library at Dalhousie and the Dalhousie Medical School Archives, as a childcare worker for St Joseph’s Children’s Centre, and as a part of Child Life at the I.W.K. Grace Hospital for Children, as well as being a volunteer for children with cystic fibrosis for over twenty years.

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Fonds contains material relating to the personal life and writing of Susan Kerslake. Items include manuscripts of both published and unpublished writing, correspondence including rejection or publication letters, early writing and schoolwork, photographs, awards, articles and reviews concerning Kerslake’s works, and materials from events attended.

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  • English

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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